Just Enough Light for the Step I’m On

Trusting God in the Tough Times

Christian - Devotion/Study
336 Pages
Reviewed on 03/15/2009
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Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite

Stormie Omartain has long been one of my favorite authors. She shares her personal experiences with her readers. She reminds us that when God called Abram, He did not hand him a detailed map. He called Abram (Abraham) to follow. God still calls us to follow. We are to follow Him through faith. We are to live for Him day by day. He gives us strength and grace for each day and faith to face tomorrow. “Regardless of what your situation is at this moment, God has an abundance of blessings for you.”

We want to see what tomorrow will bring, but that is not God’s way. Stormie Omartain’s style is simple and easy-to-understand. She shares her story and faith in a manner that keeps the reader reading. Each chapter contains supporting scripture and prayer. There is a Prayer and Study Guide included. Just Enough Light for the Step I’m On would make a very good group study. Ms. Omartian and I share beliefs.. As my faith has matured, I have learned to depend on God. He has never let me down. Storms of life strike all of us; if we would only turn to Him in prayer before, during, and after the storm, we would have the assurance that He is with us. Ms. Omartian is a prolific author. She sheds light on how to experience the joy of living a life walking with God. I strongly recommend Just Enough Light for the Step I’m On to all.

Ms. Kathryn Houseman Lobe

What a remarkable experience!Ms. Ormartian started so simply that I thought at first I reading a bit of a "fluff" book. I was reading along and I noticed that the challenge to trust God each and every moment of my life was increasing.Then she got to the part about how I must relinquish my dreams to the Lord in order Him to show me His plans. She was not talking about the unrealistic dreams that children have, but the real dreams - the ones that are so "normal" that everyone takes them for granted - until they don't happen or they fall apart. She points out that God may even have the same dreams for me that I have for myself, but in order to truly live them out, I must first be able to give them up with no expectation of achieving them and trust that whatever God brings into my life will be what is best. Ms. Ormartian's candor and honesty made her a fellow struggler rather than a lofty instructor - similar to what Jesus did when he actually lived this life rather than just viewing it from heaven. God brought this book into my life at a time when I most needed it, but there is no time when it will not bless the reader's life. Highest recommendation!!

Alicia M. DiGaesare

I highly, highly recommend this book for anyone who has a recent broken heart from any circumstance. My circumstance is a broken engagement. I could not have gotten through this situation first without the help of the Lord and second without the words of wisdom, prayers, and encouraging bible verses Stormie sets fourth in this book. This book will help you through a brake up, a divorce, a death, a sickness, a lost job or career for that matter. I really encourage anyone who is going through a rough time to read this book. I promise it will encourage you!

Ellen k Hamilton

"Just Enough Light" was given to me as a gift after a freak accident where I broke both of the bones in my lower leg and became immobilized with a long leg cast and confined to a wheelchair. I am a healthcare executive and my life runs at a hectic pace. The inability to walk was truly "crippling"! I had no idea how I was going to survive this tragedy! Then I started to read Stormie Omartian's book. It became my morning devotions. The Prayer Light and Footlights sections were perfect to help me focus on God's will in my life and helped me to be patient (not a strong suit for me!) I recommend this easy and quick read book to anyone who is struggling with "tough times" in their life. You will find your own personal situation on the pages of this book and find strength. One of the best books I have ever read. It has helped me find the "light" to get through my healing process.


This book was given to me not a minute too soon! I was experiencing a very difficult time in my life. God had something else in store for me that I just could not see. This book helped me to be patient and prayerful enough to see God's hand in my life. The author writes in such a way that the message is so clear and the reading is easy. The chapters are very well organized and each is a perfect segue for the next. The 'Prayer Light' section of each chapter never failed to help me strengthen or renew my faith which often can be tested throughout tough times. I am so thankful for this Holy resource!!!


I bought this book after having lost my best friend, my Father. I was so sad and lonely and feeling an emptiness that I could not explain other than I was missing something or someone in my life.
It was no accident when I came across Just Enough LIGHT for the Step I'm On. Reading it was truly like a 'light' going on in my head and my heart. Stormie OMartin writes in such a way that you can not help but 'get' what she is saying.
This is a MUST read for anyone that is searching or feels they are so low they can never reach up.
The only thing that would make this book better...is if it was available on audio! I would love to listen to it as I drive.

K. A. Nixon

Stormie has done it again. Showing us how to live each day - focused on God, finding the joy, and understanding that God is with us always. Her insights are awesome, inspiring, and helpful. Book is easy to read, either all at once or a chapter at a time.


Anyone who is on a spiritual journey must read this book! It is one of the best books I have ever read - easy to read, down to earth, and powerful.

If you are looking for answers, spiritual nourishment, or understanding God, Christ and the LIGHT you MUST read this book - it's superb!

Carol Barnshaw

The prayers in this book say exactly what I want to pray but I never found the words. For someone like me its hard to express feelings in words and this book helped me tremendously.

Maria Blanca L. Tepora

This is a MUST-HAVE companion book especially if you are going through or contemplating on going through a Celebrate Recovery 12-step group. Although it is not all about the 12-steps, it is applicable to wherever you're at in life and whatever you're faced with.

I can remember the 1st day I walked slowly into a women's 12-step group @ Saddleback, it was the scariest thing but I did it anyway with faith in God, knowing there are VICTORIES awaiting.

As I cleared out my schedule, including relationships, to stay focused w/ minimal distractions and to allow myself to lean more on God rather than others, I found that going thru the Celebrate Recovery participant guides were emotionally exhausting as I've had to dig up hurts, habits and hang-ups from the past and present. I eventually found myself searching for a book that I could read that was applicable to where I was at - preparing to dive into my 4th step (moral inventory). And so when I came across this profound book title 'Just Enough Light for the Step I'm on' by Stormie Omartian, I thought - "WOW, how applicable!"

One of the cool things about this book, aside from that it points me to God in each page and that there are enlightening prayers throughout, is that this book applies to every experience we face in this life, not just while going through a 12-step. You'll identify with much in this book.

I am definitely A WORK IN PROGRESS!

Although I'm not quite close to finishing the most difficult step (4th) yet, I am walking step by step on this journey and path with God and with JUST ENOUGH LIGHT FOR THE STEP I'M ON thru every layer of hurt, habit & hang-up to full transformation, restoration, healing, and countless VICTORIES!

This book, already highly recommended to the women in my step group, will continue to be a constant reference in my bedroom library, along with 2 other books by Stormie, 'Power of a Praying Woman' and 'The Prayer That Changes Everything.'

Paige W

This book is truly a gift from God. Each chapter can be applied to our life situations. I found it to be a comfort to me after surgery as I sat and wondered God what next? The example of the book light is an experience that I can share with the author. Now I keep one with me to remind me that God is and continues to give me "just enough light for the step I'm on. Thank you to Stormie for her obedience to His call.